Arts & Letters Prizes

Arts & Letters Prizes18th Annual Arts & Letters Prize Judges Announced

Poetry: Carol Frost
Creative Nonfiction: Faith Adiele
Fiction: Kate Christensen
Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Fiction Winners will appear in next year’s Fall or Spring issue of Arts & Letters.
Drama: Iona Sun
The Drama Prize winner will attend the production of the prize-winning one-act play at the Georgia College campus (usually in March).

17th Annual Arts & Letters Prize Winners

Arts & Letters Fiction Prize (Judge: Kyle Minor)
WINNER: Michele Ruby
Finalists: Gregg Cusick, Robert Daseler, Dan Gemmer, Hannah Gildea, James Hall, Lynda Montgomery, Michael Pearce, August Tarrier, M.C. Torres.

Rumi Prize in Poetry (Judge: Stephen Dunn)
WINNER: Jeanne Wagner
Finalists: Christopher Citro, Jen DeGregorio, Sally Derringer, Kim Garcia, Julie Hanson, George Looney, Nancy Pearson, Katie Rogers, Ellen Seusy, Laurie Zimmerman,

Susan Atefat Prize in Creative Nonfiction (Judge: Barbara Hurd)
WINNER: Kristin Kostick
Finalists: Brenda Flanagan, Cate Hennessey, Margot Kelley, Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins, Maria Manuccia, Nicole Miller, Elizabeth Mosier, Gregory Ormson, Riba Taylor.

Arts & Letters Drama Prize for One-Act Play (Judge: Iona Sun)
WINNER: Tess Light
Finalists: Daniel Guyton, Benjamin Gonzales, Bara Swain, Scott Sickles

About the Prizes
For our prizes in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, we offer the winner a $1,000 prize and publication in the next year’s Fall or Spring issue. The prize-winning one-act play winner receives a $500 prize and travel support to attend the prize play production at the Georgia College campus (usually in March.) Our prizes are made possible through generous gifts to our prize endowments from Dr. Martin Lammon, Dr. Barry Darugar, Bahram and Fari Atefat, and other friends of Arts & Letters. If you are interested in contributing to our endowments, please contact us!

Arts & Letters Fiction Prize
Susan Atefat Prize in Creative Nonfiction
Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: prose manuscripts up to 25 pages, typed, double-spaced

Rumi Prize in Poetry
Poetry: 4-6 poems per submission, typed, single-spaced

Drama: one-act play of 30-60 pages typed in standard stage play format

Please do not include your name on the uploaded file you submit to any genre. All fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction prize submissions will be considered for publication at regular payment rates.

Please submit for the prizes during our prize submission period, February 1 – March 31. The entry fee is $20 ($10 for the one-act drama prize). All submissions are through our Submittable site:

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